Guests are welcome. Meetings include announcements, "show and tell", and programs related to fiber arts. Mini workshops or half day workshops are often held the afternoon following the meeting.

Where: Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3411 South Taft Ave in Loveland - see map

When: First Saturday of the month, from September through June, 9:00 am to noon

Schedule:

  • 9:00 — Set up and mingle
  • 9:30 — Business meeting, show-and-tell
  • 10:30 — Refreshment break
  • 11:00 — Program
  • 12:00 — Clean up
  • Time and place of afternoon workshops to be announced

NCWG programs and workshops for 2016-2017

Workshop fees must be paid at time of registration prior to the workshop. Payments can be made by cash, check, or through PayPal. If a workshop is not filled one month prior to being held, the workshop will be opened to non-members for an additional fee of $26, the cost of an annual membership dues.

Workshop Registration Form

September 3, 2016 - Saturday

Program - Swing Knitting: Using It’s Approach to Designing, Brigitte Elliott 

In 2010, Brigitte took a specialized, German short-row knitting course from the technique’s creator, Gabriele Kluge. The rest is history. She now has 10 alpacas, lots of yarn, and seven years of constant knitting under her belt. She teaches Swing-Knitting style courses across the US and continues to write patterns for various knitting publications and yarn distributors including Knitter’s Magazine, Skacel’s Magalogue, Skacel, Mango Moon/Dale of Norway, and Brown Sheep; and continually features new works of art on her website. 

Workshop – Autumn Fusion Shawl, Brigitte Elliott
Half-Day Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. (Skill level suggested - Intermediate Level)
Members Fee: $65.00 

October 1, 2016 - Saturday

Program – Weaving TnT: Dynamite Tips and Techniques for Every Weaver - Robyn Spady 

“Would you like to learn a great method for repairing a broken warp end, tracking your treadling while you weave, making your own repair heddles, or just make weaving easier and more pleasurable?  This “prop-riddled” seminar looks and feels like an interactive show-and-tell and will introduce over 36 offbeat tools, techniques, or trick to assist weavers in all phases of weaving.”  

Workshop – Trimmings Without Turkey, Robyn Spady
Half-Day Saturday, 1-4 p.m. (Beginner to Advanced)

October 2, 2016 - Sunday, Special Workshop date & location

Workshop – Totally Modern Inlay Techniques, Robyn Spady
One-Day Sunday, 9 – 4 p.m. (Beginner to Advanced)
Fee: $125.00

Workshop will be held at:
Your Daily Fiber
4019 S Mason
Fort Collins, CO

October 3-4, 2016 - Monday & Tuesday, Special Workshop date

Workshop – Extreme Warp Makeover, Robyn Spady
Two-Day Monday and Tuesday, 9 – 4 p.m. (Beginner to Advanced)
Members fee: $250.00 plus materials fee of $15

November 5, 2016 - Saturday

Program - Program - Color as Energy: Physical and Emotional, David Johnson

David Johnson, a noted tapestry artist, will lead us on an exploration of the magic and science of color.

Workshop – Color and Fiber: Optical and Mechanical Mixing
Half-Day Saturday, 1-4  p.m. 
Members Fee: $65.00

December 3, 2016 - Saturday

Program – Evolution of a Fiber Artist, Elaine Sipes 

Elaine will share her journey from student to designer and fiber artist. Be prepared for a discussion of way stations, bumps in the road, laughter and disappointments, but always progressing in learning what happens when fiber is joined to create a new entity.  Elaine attended CSU and received her Fine arts degree in 1977 with an emphasis on Fibers.

Member Craft-a-long: This afternoon is set aside for fellowship and finishing all those last-minute gifts for the holidays. This is your opportunity to have a couple of hours to relax and craft or chat with fellow fiber enthusiasts.

January 7, 2017 - Saturday

Holiday potluck, scholarship presentations, gift exchange  

February 4, 2017 - Saturday

Program – Creating without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists, Rebecca Mezoff

“In my first career as an occupational therapist I learned a great deal about health and body mechanics. This lecture reviews some basic anatomy and talks about body positioning, common injuries, and pain mechanisms for all kinds of fiber arts. How we treat our bodies is extremely important if we are to pursue our art and crafts for many years to come. I include a discussion about best practices for maintaining your most important tool including stretches, proper lighting and positioning, and when and how to take breaks.”

Afternoon Spin-in: Any and all spinners are invited to stay, visit, spin and in general, enjoy the company. Drop spindles, wheels, or other implements are welcome.

March 4-5, 2017 - Saturday & Sunday, Special Workshop date & location

Program – Jean Scorgie TBD

Workshop – Sewing Handwoven Fabric – Jean Scorgie (workshop flier provided at later date)
One & a Half-Day Saturday, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 am-4 p.m.
Members Fee: TBD

Workshop will be held at:
Berthoud Fire Protection District Community Center
275 Mountain Ave.
Berthoud, CO

April 1, 2017 - Saturday

Member-to-Member Sale

Afternoon Spin-in: Any and all spinners are invited to stay, visit, spin and in general, enjoy the company. Drop spindles, wheels, or other implements are welcome.

May 6, 2017 - Saturday

Program – Fleece Preparation, Karen Kinyon

This seminar is specifically designed to show fleece producers how to sort and skirt a fleece for show or processing. Karen will share her insight so that breeders can do more than just shear the fleece off the animal and put it in a bag. Discussion will include how to make the decision to show a fleece or process it into yarn or roving. 

Workshop – Spinning Softly, Karen Kinyon
Half-Day Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
Members Fee: $65

June 3, 2017 - Saturday

Annual Member Fashion Show, Scholarship Presentations, and Potluck